Drawing upon years of experience in senior legal and legislative positions on Capitol Hill, Adam is a Principal and Managing Director of Strategic Client Initiatives for Husch Blackwell Strategies (HBS). Adam has lobbied and provided policy and regulatory support on behalf of a number of well-known public and private clients at the local, state and federal levels of government.
Adam previously served as Chief Counsel and Democratic Staff Director to a Veterans Affairs Subcommittee led by current House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC). Prior to that, he was Associate Counsel to a U.S. Senate Education & Labor Subcommittee led by former Illinois Senator Paul Simon (D-IL); and Senior Legislative Assistant to former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans (D-IL).
Over the course of his 15 year career at Husch Blackwell and its joint venture partner HBS, Adam has helped lead a successful coalition effort to restore a longstanding federal ban on internet gambling; facilitated an eleventh hour compromise provision in the Affordable Care Act which allowed certain doctor-owned community hospitals to provide a full array of medical services in underserved communities; eliminated troublesome provisions in the Dodd-Frank bill which would have created substantial unnecessary hurdles for veterans buying homes through the VA’s home loan program; and successfully worked with key House and Senate committees to obtain critical clarifying language which protected clients from tens of millions in tax obligations for unrealized revenue which had not and may never have come in the door. Adam also recently helped manage a legal team representing a large municipality in successful negotiations with private developers to design and construct a $1.5 billion airport, the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history.
Adam earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.A in American Government from the University of Virginia.